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Brahmadeva

1. Brahmadeva.– One of the two chief disciples of Revata Buddha. Bu.vi.21; J.i.35.

2. Brahmadeva.– A warrior of Haṃsavatī to whom Tissa Buddha taught his first discourse (BuA.189). He later became the Buddha’s chief disciple. Bu.xviii.21.

3. Brahmadeva Thera.– The son of a brahmin woman. Having joined the Order, he dwelt in solitude and became an Arahant. One day he went to Sāvatthi for alms, and, in due course, arrived at his mother’s house. She was in the habit of making an oblation to Brahmā, but, on that day, Sahampatī appeared before her and told her to bestow her gifts on her son. S.i.140 f..

4. Brahmadeva.– A chief disciple (aggasāvaka) of Metteyya Buddha. Anāgatavaṃsa, vs. 97.

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